We’ve had several servers recently were some services just don’t restart on a reboot. Very annoying and very difficult to troubleshoot sometimes.
One of our techs noticed this update “hidden” under optional updates and so far it has fixed all the servers we’ve applied it to. Here’s an overview of what it does:
This update contains the UDP Port Reservation Utility for Windows Server 2003. System administrators can use this utility to reserve UDP Ports that are required by most Microsoft services. System administrator might want to use this utility if certain Microsoft services cannot start because of port binding failures. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
You can download the update from: